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Teaching Educational Leadership in Muslim Countries

Theoretical, Historical and Cultural Foundations

  • Eugenie A. Samier
  • Eman S. ElKaleh

Part of the Educational Leadership Theory book series (ELT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Foundational Theories and Models

  3. Current Controversies and Challenges

  4. Country Cases

About this book


This book explores the Islamic tradition and Muslim contexts for educational administration and leadership. It addresses the teaching of educational administration and leadership from an Islamic perspective by raising issues of globalised educational administration and leadership teaching as it applies in Muslim contexts that vary by culture and social institutions. The book proposes alternative approaches and demonstrates that Islamic traditions have a strong foundation upon which to build in the field and are compatible with many aspects of Western theory and practices, provided that sufficient modifications and adaptations are made.

The book focuses on postgraduate curricula and pedagogy, drawing on a range of theoretical foundations and approaches that are culturally and jurisdictionally appropriate in a number of Muslim countries. As such, it contributes to an emerging specialisation in international and comparative educational administration and leadership that is oriented towards a broader and more diverse set of perspectives, particularly from the non-Western world.


Islamic educational administration Islamic educational leadership Postcolonial educational administration Postcolonial educational leadership International educational administration International educational leadership Comparative educational administration Comparative educational leadership Curriculum and pedagogy in higher education postgraduate teaching styles and practices critical approaches to teaching leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenie A. Samier
    • 1
  • Eman S. ElKaleh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Zayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

About the editors

Dr Eugenie Samier is currently a Reader in Educational Management and Leadership in the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde. Her doctoral and subsequent academic work focuses on both public administration and educational administration and leadership, examining the intersections of the two fields. She is on the boards of a number of international journals in the field, and regularly serves as a reviewer for a number of journals and prominent book publishers. She and has edited a number of books and authored articles, chapters and books on a broad range of topics in the field. 

Dr Eman Elkaleh currently works at the College of Business, Zayed University. Her Ph.D. is in management, leadership and policy. Her research interests and publications revolve around Islamic leadership, cross-cultural leadership, curriculum development and teaching leadership from critical perspectives. She serves as a reviewer for the Gender and Education Journal and regularly conducts reviews for a number of international and national conferences and research awards. She has been a guest lecturer and featured speaker at Oxford Brookes University, Humboldt University of Berlin, Qatar University, and the British University in Dubai.

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